Day 1: Mainz
Upon your arrival in Mainz, you should visit the Roman-Germanic Central Museum, Gutenberg Museum, Emperor's Cathedral and Electors Castle.
Overnight in Mainz
Day 2: Mainz – Rüdesheim (19-31 mi/35-49 km)
The beautiful first stage leads through rolling vineyards and well-known wine villages. The Rhine flows unhurriedly, forming little islands and broadening its bed up to a width of 2600 ft/800 m. Before you reach Rüdesheim you may choose to ride an additional 9 mi/14 km to visit the half-timbered town of Eltville and Monastery Eberbach, which are both worth seeing.
Overnight in Rudesheim
Day 3: Rüdesheim – St. Goar (24 mi/38 km)
Grand castles line today's route. You definitely should climb up to the Loreley! A hiking path leads up to this lovely spot and offers a beautiful view of the narrowest part of the romantic Rhine Valley.
Overnight in St. Goar
Day 4: St. Goar – Koblenz (22 mi/36 km)
Further on in the narrow Rhine Valley, the route first heads to Boppart. If you wish you can go to Vierseenblick, or Four Lake View, by cable car. Alternatively, you could choose to visit "Deutschen Eck" in Koblenz to see the well-preserved Castle Marksburg and Castle Stolzenfels.
Overnight in Koblenz
Day 5: Koblenz – Bad Godesberg (36 mi/58 km)
You have so many options for stops along today's route, like cozy health resorts, inviting wine villages, thermal baths, and beer gardens. You can also choose to take a break from cycling and take an enjoyable boat trip on the Rhine. Between Koblenz and Bad Godesberg, anything is possible!
Overnight in Bad Godesberg
Day 6: Bad Godesberg – Cologne (27 mi/43 km)
Bonn is an inviting stop along today's route and offers a view of Cologne Cathedral. Today's stage is not very long, and you'll have enough time to admire the many sights of Cologne.
Overnight in Cologne
Day 7: Cologne
Nobody wants to leave, but after a week in the beautiful Rhine Valley the tour ends in Cologne.